New Castle Community eNewsletter 06/21/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

Summer Fest – June 26th

The Summerfest event will be on Wednesday, June 26th from 11:00-1:30pm on the Town Hall field. A fun day for all kids in Town and their families. Bounce rides, food trucks, music, yard games and a special performance by local band “Alien Paradox”.
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NEW: NCHS – Ice Cream Social & Summer Games

ice cream socialJune 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Kickoff summer and the end of school year with historic games and ice cream at the Greeley House. Make your own Victorian ice cream and play colonial and Victorian games.

Please register here.
Walk-ins are also welcome.

All ages are encouraged to attend.
Suggested $5 donation per person.
Rain or Shine

NEW: New Castle Community Media Center Photo Competition

NCCMC LogoThank you to all who have entered the New Castle Community Media Center (NCCMC) Digital Photo Competition for the new Town of New Castle website. The deadline to enter is June 30, 2019 for all who still wish to enter. This competition is open to photographers of ALL ages who live, work or go to school in the Town of New Castle. The overall theme for the Town of New Castle website is “Our Town.”

In selecting photos for the website we will look for images that showcase the Town of New Castle and its hamlets (Chappaqua and Millwood), from landmarks and defining features to events and celebrations.

We are looking for digital images that celebrate and highlight the beauty of the Town of New Castle. We are especially interested in colorful and unique images that showcase the following traits: essential aspects of town and hamlet life, the changing seasons of New Castle and memorable New Castle events and celebrations

The competition launched on April 15, 2019. Photos must be submitted in digital format to NCCMC using this link by June 30, 2019.

The winning images will be appear on the Town of New Castle website. All entrants featured on the website will receive photo credit.

For questions, please contact us at

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

NEW: Westchester County Airport Advisory Board

airport flyer thingAs part of a program to reach more county residents, the Westchester County Airport Advisory Board is holding its next meeting on Wed. June 26th at 7:00pm at the Rye Brooke Village Hall – 938 King St, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Items expected to be discussed include Airport Landing Fees and the County’s recent engagement of Harris Miller to conduct a Noise Study. Please try to attend to help reinforce the importance of this issue to New Castle residents.

NEW: Jazz-Era Picnic: Reserve Now & Save – 50% off – limited time offer

jazz event bannerThis September, join the NCHS in the Chappaqua Station lawn to experience the Roaring 1920s! The picnic features Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, the world’s premier Jazz-Age dance orchestra. Now a Chappaqua annual tradition, guests are encouraged to don their best seersucker outfits or 1920s-inspired garb, sun hats, and dancing shoes.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 (Rain or Shine)
Lawn opens at 5 pm, Music starts at 5:30 pm

Special Summer Promotion (while supplies last): 50% off General Admission Tickets — Reserve your ticket today for only $17.50!

All Reservations & Tickets

Reserve online here.

Or, print a response form here, and please return to the NCHS, P.O. Box 55, Chappaqua, NY 10514.

General Admission

  • NCHS Member Tickets: $30 per person
  • Not-yet-Members Tickets: $35 per person
  • Event Supporter Tickets: $50 per person (*Tax deduction of approximately $15.)
  • Event Supporter Tickets + Family-style gourmet picnic & wine: $250 per person (*Tax deduction of approx. $155)


Level: “Nifty”
$1,500 (seats 10)

VIP Table Includes: Family-style gourmet picnic by Crabtree’s Kittle House, four bottles of wine, commemorative Jazz-Era Picnic in the Park tote bags, & premium orchestra view. *Tax deduction of approximately $550.

Level: “Live Wire”
$2,500 (seats 10)

VIP Table Includes: Family-style gourmet picnic by Crabtree’s Kittle House, six bottles of wine, commemorative Jazz-Era Picnic in the Park tote bags, premium orchestra view, & VIP access to the Paper Moon Photo Booth for group and individual portraits. *Tax deduction of approximately $1,550.

Level: The “Cat’s Meow”
$5,000 (seats 20)

VIP Table Includes: Family-style gourmet picnic by Crabtree’s Kittle House, ten bottles of wine, commemorative Jazz-Era Picnic in the Park tote bags, VIP access to the Paper Moon Photo Booth for group and individual portraits, and optimal viewing of orchestra. *Tax deduction of approximately $3,100.

General Admission Ticketholders: BYO Picnic Basket | Some chairs provided (first come basis) | Tickets are required to attend this event.

Thank you to all of our supporters and auction donors!

  • Access Physical Therapy
  • Ibiza Kitchen
  • Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry
  • Millwood Animal Hospital
  • New Castle Physical Therapy
  • Sheptin Tutoring Group


What if it rains?
We will move the event to an early 20th-century Hilltopper estate in Chappaqua.

Can I bring my own alcohol?
No, outside alcohol is not permitted. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Can I bring my own picnic?
Yes, absolutely!

Do I have to dress in historic clothing?
No! But 1920’s dress is encouraged.

Call or email Cassie Ward, NCHS Executive Director at 914-238-4666 or

NEW: National Pollinator Week at Chappaqua Farmers Market

Our coalition of New Castle Groups invites you to please join us for a celebration of National Pollinator Week at the Chappaqua Farmers Market on Saturday, June 22 – 8:30am – 1pm.

Please stop by to learn about what’s being done in New Castle to protect and support pollinators, and to find out what you can do to help them. All are welcome, we’ll have plenty of information available to share and fun activities for kids and adults alike.

The beautiful butterflies, bees, lady bugs, dragonflies, and fireflies are just starting to show up! Please join New Castle Healthy Yards, New Castle Pollinator Pathways Coalition, Chappaqua Garden Club, HGHS Native Plant Learning Gardens, and the Polly Cooper Chapter, NSDAR for this timely celebration. Hope to see you there.

For the lighted community sign:

Pollinator Week Celebration at Chappaqua Farmers Market This Saturday!

Chappaqua Library Events

Film Clips & Discussion: All About Bette Davis

Friday, June 21 7:00Two-time Academy Award winning actress Bette Davis had a career that lasted nearly seven decades. We will learn more about this outspoken actress, a major star at Warner Brothers, through access to her personal archives.

Location: Chappaqua Library

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoWhat was the name of Horace Greeley’s first residence in Chappaqua?

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

Check the New Castle Historical Society’s Facebook Page or website for the answer every Friday.

Please consider joining or renewing your membership in the historical society today

Shuttle Around Town

shuttle about townNew Castle strives to connect the Town’s three business areas to one another. Join us in supporting our first connection, which win provide shuttle service between Chappaqua Crossing and the Chappaqua Train Station. Shuttle service is free for anyone, and will run during morning peak train hours, evening peak hours, and a lunch time service. Service will be provided Monday through Friday and Saturday morning. Click here for the schedule.